Dawn Richard has announced her first LP for Merge Records. The album, Second Line: An Electro Revival, is out on April 30. The announcement comes with the music video for the record’s “Bussifame.” Watch Richard’s self-directed video below.
In a press release, Richard called Second Line “a movement to bring pioneering Black women in electronic music to the forefront.” The record, according to the press release, follows Richard’s persona as King Creole, an “assassin of stereotypes, a Black girl from the South at a crossroads in her artistic career.”
Regarding the album title, Richard said, “The definition of a second line in New Orleans is a celebration of someone’s homecoming.” She continued, “In death and in life, we celebrate the impact of a person’s legacy through dance and music. I’m celebrating the death of old views in the industry. The death of boxes and limits. I’m celebrating the homecoming of the Future. The homecoming to the new wave of artists. The emergence of all the King Creoles to come. This is our revival.”